Useful Links

Landlord Registration

It is mandatory for both landlords and properties to be registered with their local Council through a central Government body whose website is accessed through the undernoted link;

https://www.landlordregistrationscotland.gov.uk/

Council Tax

Council Tax Bands– find out which council tax band a property is in http://www.saa.gov.uk/

Council tax – Notify Council of Change in occupancy or Check what the charges will be this year and discounts available http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20005/council_tax

Link to change in occupancy for East Lothian
https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/701/council_tax/540/council_tax/19

Refuse Collection

Follow the undernoted links to your local council webpage where you can obtain information on your local collection days and recycling.

Edinburgh

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/bin-collection-days

East Lothian

http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/502/rubbish-collection_dates

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety Council –Check out the guidance provided by the Electrical Safety Council specifically for let properties at;

http://www.esc.org.uk/public/news-and-campaigns/press-releases/news/article/safe-to-let-electrical-safety-council-launches-guide-to-help-landlords-1/

Gas Safety

Gas Safe Website– for up to date gas safety regulations take a look at the information contained in the following website;

http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/advice/renting_a_property/for_landlords.aspx

Legionella Risk Assessments –

for more information on Landlord’s responsibilities in relation to Legionnaires Disease please click on the link below

http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/legionella-landlords-responsibilities.htm

Who is my Utilities Supplier?

If you are unsure who currently supplies the electricity or gas for your property please click on the link below to help with this query.

https://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/guides/who-supplies-my-electricity-and-gas/#step1